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Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.

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  1. Michelle @ Eat Move Balance

    Having support is SO important. When I starting looking into certification to become a health coach, I thought people would think I was crazy. But, instead, they were incredibly supportive, which was such a big relief and made all the difference for me. It’s made everything so much more enjoyable than it already was! 🙂
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      That is so great that you got support and encouragement. It’s important when you start a new project or goal.

  2. Roz@weightingfor50

    I agree, support is SOOO important. I’m so grateful for my husband’s support, he encourages me, but doesn’t nag. have a great day Lisa!!!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      What a great comment! Yes! Support NOT nagging!

  3. I ❤ 2 Eat

    Absolutely, support is very, very important. I only became a fan of regular exercise, just for the sake of exercise and not just weight loss, once my husband and I met. I’d had periods of trying to lose weight and going to the gym, but those periods lasted for about 3 to 5 months at a stretch and then I stopped. With my husband’s support, not only have I succeeded in making exercise a part of my daily routine, I’ve also encouraged my sister and my parents to make exercise a part of their life that they all look forward to!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thank you for sharing your story. I think it’s great that your hubby’s gentle encouragement and leading by example made you find your way to a fit life on your own. And it’s very true, it totally brushes off on people in our lives! Have you considered doing an event with you parents and sister? Maybe a 5k or a walk for charity?

      1. I ❤ 2 Eat

        My parents and sister live very far away…but my sister and I have talked about doing something together! We’ll see if it works out such that we can be in the same city for such an event 🙂
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        1. Lisa Eirene

          Maybe for the holidays? Like a Turkey Trot or Jingle Bell 5k type of event. If you’re already there for the holidays.

  4. Daphne

    My family is super supportive, especially my mom and sister. I find the men in my life don’t really bring it up much, almost like it’s one of those “women things” which is discouraging. I don’t think my dad has ever once said anything about my weight loss until after I bring it up first. But I don’t need their support, and I need to learn how to do it without support, because it wont always be there when I need it. I’m not saying support isn’t important, just saying I’ve learned to cope without 🙂
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Good point. It won’t always be there when we need it. I wrote a post that I’ll share soon about the attention I got as I lost weight. It was definitely encouraging and motivating but once that was gone, I had to find it within in myself to keep going.

  5. Jess

    It is great that you share your fitness with your family!

    My parents are super supportive. My mum doesn’t exercise, so she is in awe of what I do. My dad has always liked to work out (he used to cycle to work, a 52km round trip, every day for over 10 years) and is happy that we share an interest now, even though I prefer classes and free weights to cycling.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That’s really impressive about your dad! Does he still cycle?

      1. Jess

        He does, but not as often or as far! He is walking a half marathon next week, though!

        1. Lisa Eirene

          Tell him good luck and that I think he’s awesome.

  6. Deb

    Unfortunately, the people I wish were the most supportive aren’t anywhere near as much as I think they should be. And the people I never would have thought of when I started (the bloggers) have stepped up and blown my mind with their support.

    Also, I have a friend who is basically the area’s resident snake wrangler. She has several venomous snakes in her care in her home as well as several non-venomous and other reptiles. (Yes, she has permits and such to do this legally.) She’s also a brilliant artist and one of the people who have given me so much support in many parts of my life. 🙂
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Wow that sounds like quite the story! I’ve never met a snake wrangler. 🙂 Glad she’s helping you out. Also, I agree. The bloggers and twitter people I’ve befriended are amazingly supportive and positive!

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